Season 25 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#5745, aired 2009-07-2425 YEARS & COUNTING: In 2009 she was on a world tour at age 69; when "Jeopardy!" premiered in September 1984, she had the USA's No. 1 hit Tina Turner
#5744, aired 2009-07-23FOOD: This cheese was created in 1892 by Emil Frey & named for a New York singing society whose members loved the cheese Liederkranz
#5743, aired 2009-07-2219th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: His letter accepting his nomination concluded, "Let us have peace", which became the GOP campaign slogan Ulysses Grant
#5742, aired 2009-07-21BOOKS INSPIRED BY HISTORY: "Follow the Drinking Gourd" tells how slaves escaped to freedom guided by a song about this star group the Big Dipper
#5741, aired 2009-07-20POETS ON POETS: Longfellow began a poem about this earlier poet, "Tuscan, that wanderest through the realms of gloom" Dante Alighieri
#5740, aired 2009-07-17U.S. PRESIDENTS: He's the only president since 1900 whose last name contains more vowels than consonants Barack Obama
#5739, aired 2009-07-16WOMEN AUTHORS: As a child, she liked to play witches & wizards with her friends Ian & Vikki Potter J.K. Rowling
#5738, aired 2009-07-15WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Other than Antarctica, the 2 continents without a landlocked country Australia & North America
#5737, aired 2009-07-14SCIENTISTS: He won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics primarily for his work on the photoelectric effect, not for relativity Albert Einstein
#5736, aired 2009-07-13AMERICAN HISTORY: The area that's now the State of Indiana was acquired in this war the Revolutionary War
#5735, aired 2009-07-10THE CALENDAR: This U.S. event was set after the harvest, on a day when rural folk could get there without having to travel on Sunday Election Day
#5734, aired 2009-07-09MUSIC WORDS: Before it acquired its musical meaning in the early 20th century, it was baseball slang for "pep" or "energy" jazz
#5733, aired 2009-07-08ROYALTY: This man whose titles include Baron Greenwich is, like his wife, a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria Prince Philip
#5732, aired 2009-07-07EUROPEAN REGIONS: This arboreally named area was made famous by a prince in the region noted for impaling enemies on stakes Transylvania
#5731, aired 2009-07-06NAPOLEON: Napoleon died before some of his officers could sneak him to this U.S. state where his death mask now resides Louisiana
#5730, aired 2009-07-03THE SOLAR SYSTEM: One of the 2 moons in our solar system larger than Mercury; one orbits Jupiter & one orbits Saturn Ganymede or Titan
#5729, aired 2009-07-02U.S. TRANSPORTATION HISTORY: Not standardized as the shape we know, the first of these alliterative items, black on white metal, appeared in Detroit in 1915 a stop sign
#5728, aired 2009-07-01PHRASE ORIGINS: A 19th century gambling term meaning a desirable prize, its use in reference to NYC stems from a 1921 newspaper sports column the Big Apple
#5727, aired 2009-06-30AMERICAN HISTORY: History was made on December 1, 1955 when bus driver James Blake called the police & had this person arrested Rosa Parks
#5726, aired 2009-06-29THE BEATLES: Fittingly, the cover of this Beatles album shows the Fab Four engaging in a semaphore message Help!
#5725, aired 2009-06-2619th CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE: At the end of this novel, the title object "ceased to be a stigma which attracted the world's scorn and bitterness" The Scarlet Letter
#5724, aired 2009-06-25SLANG TERM ORIGINS: Now referring to a scapegoat, this term originated as someone designated as a "proxy for correction" a whipping boy
#5723, aired 2009-06-24EXPLORERS: On March 29, 1912 he wrote, "We are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far... I do not think I can write more" Robert Scott
#5722, aired 2009-06-23LEADING MEN: Up for producing, directing, acting & writing for 1978 & 1981, he's the only man to twice get 4 Oscar nominations for one film Warren Beatty
#5721, aired 2009-06-22PRESIDENTS ON FILM: Filmed signing a bill into law, in 1895 he became the first U.S. president to appear on moving film Grover Cleveland
#5720, aired 2009-06-19WORDS IN PHYSICS: Also found before "pack" & "team", it's defined as increase in volume resulting from increase in temperature expansion
#5719, aired 2009-06-18STATE SONGS: It was originally dedicated to a Midwest football team; it's said that Sousa called it the best college song he'd ever heard "On, Wisconsin!"
#5718, aired 2009-06-17THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE: Of the 30 corporations that make up the Dow Jones index, it's the only one that began as an entertainment company Disney
#5717, aired 2009-06-16HISTORICAL POEMS: Poem that tells us: "Cossack and Russian reel'd from the sabre-stroke shatter'd and sunder'd" "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
#5716, aired 2009-06-15ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS: Her 48-year span between her first & last Oscars, 1933 & 1981, is the longest for a performer in Academy history Katharine Hepburn
#5715, aired 2009-06-12CLASSIC LITERATURE: This novelist is credited as the first to call Route 66 the "Mother Road" John Steinbeck (in The Grapes of Wrath)
#5714, aired 2009-06-11HISTORIC AMERICANS: A 2007 book about these 2 men is subtitled "Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian" Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee
#5713, aired 2009-06-10INVENTIONS: In the 1870s this innovation revolutionized ranching & made John W. Gates a millionaire barbed wire
#5712, aired 2009-06-09SIGNS OF THE TIMES: First turned on in 1989 in Times Square, the "clock" measuring this ran out of digits in October 2008 the national debt
#5711, aired 2009-06-08ACTING FAMILIES: Last name of the father & son actors who have played 2 different real U.S. presidents, one on film & one on TV Brolin
#5710, aired 2009-06-05STATE QUARTERS: Of the U.S. state quarters that feature sail-powered craft, the state depicting the oldest ship Florida
#5709, aired 2009-06-04EUROPEAN LANDMARKS: Completed in 1791, it was reopened in 1989 after being closed for 28 years the Brandenburg Gate
#5708, aired 2009-06-0320th CENTURY AMERICANS: Rhyming last names of the 2 men pictured here, who had two very different professions Barrow & Darrow
#5707, aired 2009-06-02GEOGRAPHICAL LITERATURE: The first 2 sections of this Hemingway novel, published 9 years after his death, are titled "Bimini" & "Cuba" Islands in the Stream
#5706, aired 2009-06-01CARTOON SCIENCE: According to Chuck Jones, whenever possible, this force of nature was to be Wile E. Coyote's greatest enemy gravity
#5705, aired 2009-05-29THE ACADEMY AWARDS: Peter Finch was the first winner of a posthumous Best Actor Oscar; he was first to get 2 posthumous acting nominations James Dean
#5704, aired 2009-05-28WORD ORIGINS: This word for a distinguishing mark of office or honor comes from the Latin for "badge" insignia
#5703, aired 2009-05-27BIG COUNTRIES: Forbes magazine uses "BRIC", an acronym for these 4 large nations advancing in economic power Brazil, Russia, India & China
#5702, aired 2009-05-26BRITISH LEGENDARY POETRY: The first edition of this collection of poems did not include "The Last Tournament"; it was added in the 1870s Idylls of the King
#5701, aired 2009-05-25THE ELEMENTS: Once called radium F, this element was named for the homeland of one of its discoverers polonium
#5700, aired 2009-05-2220th CENTURY POLITICS: On September 23, 1952 some 60 million people, the largest TV audience to that time, tuned in for this live address the Checkers Speech
#5699, aired 2009-05-21BIG BOOKS: When they began in 1879, the creators of this thought they'd finish in 10 years; 5 years later, they reached "ant" the Oxford English Dictionary
#5698, aired 2009-05-20ENGLISH HISTORY: It was the "they" in the medal issued by Elizabeth I reading, "God breathed and they were scattered" the Spanish Armada
#5697, aired 2009-05-19FAMOUS AMERICANS: Ayn Rand wrote to him, "I felt that 'The Fountainhead' had not quite completed its destiny until I had heard from you about it" Frank Lloyd Wright
#5696, aired 2009-05-18NO. 1 HITS OF THE 1970s: In 2008 doctors said that, aptly, this Bee Gees song provides an ideal beat to follow "Stayin' Alive"
#5695, aired 2009-05-1519th CENTURY AMERICANS: This New Englander began building his house in March 1845 & later wrote that it cost exactly $28.12 1/2 Henry David Thoreau
#5694, aired 2009-05-14SCIENCE TERMS: In medieval England, it meant the smallest unit of time, 1/376 of a minute; it didn't refer to matter until the 16th century atom
#5693, aired 2009-05-13THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT: In 1784 these 2 future presidents saw an early manned balloon flight in Paris &, in 1793, America's 1st, in Philadelphia John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
#5692, aired 2009-05-12WORDS OF INSPIRATION: A professor's 2007 address at Carnegie Mellon on "really achieving your childhood dreams" inspired millions under this title The Last Lecture
#5691, aired 2009-05-11WORD ORIGINS: Before its use in journalism, it meant a boundary beyond which straying prisoners would be shot deadline
#5690, aired 2009-05-08EUROPEAN HISTORY: He filed for divorce citing Leviticus 20:21, "If a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing" Henry VIII
#5689, aired 2009-05-07B.C. THINKERS: The name we know him by was actually a nickname given him for his wide, disc-like shoulders Plato
#5688, aired 2009-05-06WASHINGTON, D.C.: Since 1974, the official residence of this public servant has been at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue & 34th Street the vice president
#5687, aired 2009-05-05ON THE MOON: It's the last word of the inscription on Apollo 11's plaque on the Moon & is also found in a related quotation mankind
#5686, aired 2009-05-04THE 50 STATES: An 1881 resolution established that this state's name was to be spelled one way but pronounced another Arkansas
#5685, aired 2009-05-01GLAND FINALE: This human gland important in the immune system takes its name in part from its resemblance to an herb the thymus gland
#5684, aired 2009-04-30EUROPEAN PLACE NAMES: The ancient Greek name of this country means "one house", maybe reflecting that the area had only 1 temple Monaco
#5683, aired 2009-04-29THE U.S. MONEY MAP: The 3 richest U.S. counties, by median household income, are not in N.Y. or Calif. but are suburbs of this city Washington, D.C.
#5682, aired 2009-04-28WORLD AUTHORS: Chapters in an 1831 work by this author include "Maitre Jacques Coppenole" & "A Tear for a Drop of Water" Victor Hugo
#5681, aired 2009-04-27MOVIE DIRECTORS: Since 1971 he has directed only 6 films, but those 6 have averaged more than $283 million each at the box office George Lucas
#5680, aired 2009-04-24SHAKESPEARE'S TITLE CHARACTERS: Though he reigned for only 2 years, this king has the second-longest role in a single Shakespeare play, speaking 1,164 lines Richard III
#5679, aired 2009-04-2320th CENTURY SCIENCE: The 1970s saw the coining of the term "runner's high" & the discovery of these opiate proteins that produce it endorphins
#5678, aired 2009-04-22U.S. PRESIDENTS: Besides Carter, 1 of 2 20th century presidents to live at least 30 years past the day he entered office (1 of) Gerald Ford & Herbert Hoover
#5677, aired 2009-04-21BOOKS ABOUT ACTORS: Stefan Kanfer's 2008 biography of this star is titled "Somebody", a nod to one of his most famous lines Marlon Brando
#5676, aired 2009-04-20AMERICAN LEGENDS: Chippewa legend says Nanabojo grew angry at this person for tearing up trees & beat him to death with a fish Paul Bunyan
#5675, aired 2009-04-17BROADWAY HISTORY: On Oct. 30, 2008 Playbill changed its logo color to green for a special edition marking this show's 5th anniversary on Broadway Wicked
#5674, aired 2009-04-16AMERICAN BUSINESS: On Sept. 29, 2008 every stock in the S&P 500 dropped except this maker of comforting food, founded in 1869 Campbell's
#5673, aired 2009-04-15EXPLORERS: In 1611 Henry Greene led a successful mutiny against this captain, but soon after was killed by Eskimos Henry Hudson
#5672, aired 2009-04-14COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: This 2-word term for a famous group of colleges 1st appeared in an AP story that ran in the Providence Journal in 1935 Ivy League
#5671, aired 2009-04-13VIVE LA FRANCE!: AKA "Chant de guerre pour l'armee du Rhin", it was banned by Napoleon, Louis XVIII & Napoleon III "La Marseillaise"
#5670, aired 2009-04-10COMPOSERS: In 1912, midway through one of his works, he wrote, "I have penetrated the secret of the rhythm of spring" Igor Stravinsky
#5669, aired 2009-04-09NAME'S THE SAME: This cartoon character debuted in 1930, the same year the object he shares a name with was discovered Pluto
#5668, aired 2009-04-08FILM QUOTES: From a 1942 movie, No. 2 on Guinness' top 10 film quotes is a line that mentions this liquor gin
#5667, aired 2009-04-07SPORTS VENUES: The last names found on these 2 sports venues, both in Queens, are anagrams of each other Arthur Ashe Stadium & Shea Stadium
#5666, aired 2009-04-06SCIENCE HISTORY: An experiment with mirrors on Mt. Wilson & Mt. San Antonio, Calif. determined what became an accepted figure for this the speed of light
#5665, aired 2009-04-03AUTHORS' LESSER-KNOWN NOVELS: A manipulative widow goes husband-hunting in "Lady Susan", finally published in 1871, 54 years after her death Jane Austen
#5664, aired 2009-04-02TV CHARACTERS: She was born on February 22, 10,000 B.C. weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces Pebbles Flintstone
#5663, aired 2009-04-01BETTING TERMS: This word is from the custom of hiding bets in a hat before odds were announced handicapping
#5662, aired 2009-03-31STORY INSPIRATIONS: The 1949 shooting of Philly 1B Eddie Waitkus by Ruth Steinhagen inspired this novel, later a 1984 film The Natural
#5661, aired 2009-03-30ARTISTS: The 2 famous painters who share a March 30 birthday, one born in Spain in 1746, the other in Holland in 1853 Goya & van Gogh
#5660, aired 2009-03-2719th CENTURY CONSTRUCTION: It was first designed as "Egypt carrying the light to Asia", & its original intended site was Port Said in 1869 the Statue of Liberty
#5659, aired 2009-03-2616th CENTURY THINKERS: In 1517 he wrote, "The treasures of indulgences are nets with which they now fish for the wealth of men" Martin Luther
#5658, aired 2009-03-25AUTHORS: In 1865 he wrote the line "You're nothing but a pack of cards!" Lewis Carroll
#5657, aired 2009-03-24BRITISH ROYALTY: Born in 1683, the second British king of this name was the last one not born in the British Isles George
#5656, aired 2009-03-23U.S. PRESIDENTS: You have to go back over a century to find him, the last president who never had a vice president Chester Arthur
#5655, aired 2009-03-20CIVIL WAR SITES: Of the 6 Civil War-related national military parks, the northernmost & southernmost are in these 2 states Pennsylvania & Mississippi
#5654, aired 2009-03-19GODS OF ANCIENT EGYPT: Appropriately, the center of cult worship for this ancient Egyptian god was in Cynopolis, "City of the Dog" Anubis
#5653, aired 2009-03-18ELVIS PRESLEY: Though Elvis was known as the King of Rock & Roll, the only 3 Grammy Awards he ever won were in this Grammy genre gospel music
#5652, aired 2009-03-17RIVERS: The name of this river whose lower reaches run through Ghana is from Portuguese for "turn" or "bend" the Volta
#5651, aired 2009-03-16BRITISH PAINTERS: Tennyson called this British painter, Constable's contemporary, the "Shakespeare of Landscape" J.M.W. Turner
#5650, aired 2009-03-13WORLD MONEY: Amounts on the banknotes in this country, one of the world's 10 largest, are in 17 different official languages India
#5649, aired 2009-03-12FRENCH CLASSICAL MUSIC: This 1928 work repeats a theme, almost entirely in C major, in an unvarying rhythm & has a crescendo lasting 17 minutes Boléro (by Ravel)
#5648, aired 2009-03-11LITERARY CHARACTERS: The name of this character from an 18th century French work is from the Greek for "all tongues" Dr. Pangloss
#5647, aired 2009-03-10WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: Much of this 2001 movie remake was filmed at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas Ocean's Eleven
#5646, aired 2009-03-09HISTORIC PEOPLE: The life story of this man who died in 1801 was chronicled in an A&E biography DVD titled "Triumph and Treason" Benedict Arnold
#5645, aired 2009-03-06CELEBRATIONS: Homecoming Scotland is a yearlong celebration of this man's 250th birthday on Jan. 25, 2009 Rabbie Burns
#5644, aired 2009-03-05FRANCO-AMERICAN HISTORY: After a large French army was wiped out by yellow fever on this island in 1802, Napoleon decided to sell Louisiana Hispaniola (or Haiti)
#5643, aired 2009-03-04DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS: Of the 4 countries in the world that the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with, the one that's farthest north North Korea
#5642, aired 2009-03-03ASTRONOMY: In 1610 Galileo called the moons of this planet the "Medician stars", for the Medici brothers Jupiter
#5641, aired 2009-03-02FIRST NAMES: This first name of a patron saint of a country comes from a Roman word referring to a social class Patrick
#5640, aired 2009-02-27ADVERTISING ICONS: On Advertising Age's list of the Top 10 Ad Icons of the 20th c., they're the 2 alliterative entries that end in "Man" the Michelin Man & the Marlboro Man
#5639, aired 2009-02-2618th CENTURY SCIENTISTS: This N. European said his grave-stone should be inscribed Princeps botanicorum, "prince of botanists" Carolus Linnaeus
#5638, aired 2009-02-25SPORTS TEAM NAMES: It's the only Major League Baseball team name whose first 4 letters match the first 4 letters of its city the Philadelphia Phillies
#5637, aired 2009-02-24AMERICAN NOVELISTS: "What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after", he wrote in 1932 Ernest Hemingway
#5636, aired 2009-02-23WORLD RIVERS: With 4, more national capitals are located on this river than any other river in the world the Danube
#5635, aired 2009-02-20ANCIENT WORKS: Astronomers used clues in the text of this epic to figure out the date of its archery contest: April 16, 1178 B.C. The Odyssey
#5634, aired 2009-02-19EXPLORERS: In 1871 he answered, "Yes, and I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you" Dr. Livingstone
#5633, aired 2009-02-18POLITICAL TERMS: The first known use of this word is a 1763 entry in John Adams' diary describing a club meeting in a friend's attic caucus
#5632, aired 2009-02-17AMERICAN BUSINESS: In 1945 Mr. & Mrs. Shoen founded it after no one locally would rent them a trailer for their move from L.A. to Portland U-Haul
#5631, aired 2009-02-16POP CULTURE: Also the title of one of the best-selling albums of all time, it was first seen in Russian photos taken in 1959 the dark side of the Moon
#5630, aired 2009-02-13CLASSIC MOVIE CHARACTERS: The parents of this 1942 film character are an unnamed mother & a father known as "the great prince of the forest" Bambi
#5629, aired 2009-02-12INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: The Air Force's C-130 "Hurricane Hunters" are the only U.S. military aircraft allowed to enter this country's airspace Cuba
#5628, aired 2009-02-111950s LITERATURE: In 2007 this novel celebrated its 50th anniversary as its manuscript, a 120-foot-long scroll, toured the U.S. On the Road
#5627, aired 2009-02-1020th CENTURY CORRESPONDENCE: A telegram from these 2: "Average speed...thirty-one miles. Longest fifty-nine seconds. Inform press. Home Christmas" the Wright Brothers
#5626, aired 2009-02-09HOLIDAYS: Some believe a Roman celebration of the coming of spring, including fertility rites, led to the holiday we observe on this date February 14
#5625, aired 2009-02-06MUSIC LEGENDS: His 2003 People magazine obituary was headlined "Fade to Black" Johnny Cash
#5624, aired 2009-02-05AMERICAN FICTION WRITERS: He was also the U.S.'s best-paid sportswriter, with stories of people like Chicago O'Brien & Jack the Bookie Damon Runyon
#5623, aired 2009-02-0420th CENTURY FIRSTS: On Oct. 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert the first of these sounds was made by man; it was the byproduct of another first sonic boom
#5622, aired 2009-02-03CIVIL WAR PEOPLE: He was the only person who died during the Civil War to be featured on Confederate currency Stonewall Jackson
#5621, aired 2009-02-02STATE CAPITALS: It's the only state capital that bears the name of a U.S. vice president Jefferson City
#5620, aired 2009-01-30WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR II: This nickname given a bomber at a 1935 test flight reflected the early belief that it wouldn't need fighter protection the Flying Fortress
#5619, aired 2009-01-29THE GRAMMYS: In 2002 the soundtrack to this George Clooney film won Album of the Year, only the third to do so O Brother, Where Art Thou?
#5618, aired 2009-01-28MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS: The libretto for Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" was based on this epic English poem Paradise Lost
#5617, aired 2009-01-27THE 20th CENTURY: On June 5, 1989 a young man never positively identified became world famous for actions he took in this city Beijing
#5616, aired 2009-01-2619th CENTURY POETS: He wrote, "The mason singing... the boatman... the hatter... singing what belongs to him or her and to none else" Walt Whitman
#5615, aired 2009-01-23MYTHOLOGICAL WORDS & PHRASES: This prized object was the coat of the winged ram that flew Phrixus to safety the Golden Fleece
#5614, aired 2009-01-22CELEBRITY MARRIAGES: Her 3rd husband won a Best Actor Oscar in the '90s; her 2nd husband, like her dad, is a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lisa Marie Presley
#5613, aired 2009-01-21PLAYS OF THE 1980s: This Pulitzer Prize-winning play was inspired by the writer's own experiences selling real estate in Chicago Glengarry Glen Ross
#5612, aired 2009-01-20GEOGRAPHIC PROCESS OF ELIMINATION: This country borders the most "stan"s: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan & Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
#5611, aired 2009-01-19INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: "Neutrality" & "Voluntary Service" are 2 of the 7 Fundamental Principles of this humanitarian org. founded in Europe the Red Cross
#5610, aired 2009-01-16CULINARY HISTORY: This fruit dessert was created to celebrate Queen Victoria's decades on the British throne cherries jubilee
#5609, aired 2009-01-15WRITER/DIRECTORS: His headstone, using a line from one of his scripts, says, "I'm a writer but then nobody's perfect" Billy Wilder
#5608, aired 2009-01-14CHARACTERS IN PLAYS: This woman wished to be taken to "Bucknam Pellis... don't you know where it is? In the Green Park, where the king lives" Eliza Doolittle
#5607, aired 2009-01-13HISTORIC ROYAL RELATIVES: This wife of Henry VIII was the aunt of the powerful Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Catherine of Aragon
#5606, aired 2009-01-12ENGLISH SPELLING: There are at least 50 common exceptions to the rule expressed by this popular rhyming mnemonic couplet I before E, except after C
#5605, aired 2009-01-09ALPHABETS: In the phonetic alphabet used by the U.S. military, it's the only letter that has the same name as a warrior people Zulu
#5604, aired 2009-01-08MUSICAL THEATRE: It opens with a widow & her son arriving by boat from Singapore to accept a job that pays 20 pounds a month The King and I
#5603, aired 2009-01-07INDEPENDENCE DAYS: Poland's Independence Day commemorates this month & day in 1918 November 11
#5602, aired 2009-01-06HISTORIC STRUCTURES: Pope Sixtus' death in 1590 ended his plan to convert this, still in Rome today, to a wool factory to employ city prostitutes the Colosseum
#5601, aired 2009-01-05CHARACTERS IN NOVELS: Molly, the wife in this 1922 novel, represents a modern-day Penelope Ulysses
#5600, aired 2009-01-02EUROPEAN HISTORY: On April 13, 1895 he entered the Devils Island penal colony to serve a life sentence, but he was out by 1899 Alfred Dreyfus
#5599, aired 2009-01-01GAMES: In German, this chess piece is "der Springer" the knight
#5598, aired 2008-12-31ADVERTISING ICONS: This advertising icon who debuted in the 1950s is known as Pron-Tito in Spanish-speaking countries Speedy Alka-Seltzer
#5597, aired 2008-12-30POLITICAL ROCK & ROLL: In 2008 John McCain used this 1958 Top 10 hit by Chuck Berry as an anthem for his presidential bid "Johnny B. Goode"
#5596, aired 2008-12-29PHRASE ORIGINS: Sails that ran free & fluttered without control caused a ship to stagger like a drunk, giving rise to this phrase three sheets to the wind
#5595, aired 2008-12-26HISTORIC NAMES: A recent biography of this 13th century man is subtitled "From Venice to Xanadu" Marco Polo
#5594, aired 2008-12-25THE GRAMMYS: In 1959 the first Grammy for Album of the Year went to the soundtrack composed by Henry Mancini for this TV show Peter Gunn
#5593, aired 2008-12-2419th CENTURY BOOKS: Its author called it "a Ghostly little book... which shall not put my readers out of humour... with the season" A Christmas Carol
#5592, aired 2008-12-23PEOPLES OF THE WORLD: Numbering about 25 million, they're the largest ethnic group in the world with no home nation the Kurds
#5591, aired 2008-12-22ALMA MATERS: Former governor & onetime presidential hopeful Mitt Romney earned his B.A. in 1971 from this university BYU (Brigham Young University)
#5590, aired 2008-12-19THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: This country's largest lake shares its name with the country; its second-largest lake has the same name as its capital Nicaragua
#5589, aired 2008-12-18HISTORIC AMERICAN QUOTATIONS: On April 29, 1861 he said, "We seek no conquest… all we ask is to be let alone" Jefferson Davis
#5588, aired 2008-12-17NOVEL INSPIRATIONS: The house in Canada seen here inspired this beloved novel that's celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008 Anne of Green Gables
#5587, aired 2008-12-16NOVELS: said this novel, set in Iowa, was "the romantic classic of the 1990s" The Bridges of Madison County
#5586, aired 2008-12-15PERFORMERS & HOMETOWN VENUES: He's the only singer to headline Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium & Shea Stadium, closing Shea in 2008 Billy Joel
#5585, aired 2008-12-12STATE CAPITALS: It's the only state capital whose city limits lie on an international border Juneau, Alaska
#5584, aired 2008-12-11MUSICAL THEATER: The set for this 1878 work was a reproduction of the quarterdeck of Lord Nelson's flagship H.M.S. Pinafore
#5583, aired 2008-12-10AMERICANA: An 1890 act of Congress says these can be redesigned no more than once every 25 years coins
#5582, aired 2008-12-09AMERICAN LITERARY SITES: In the 20th century it became a popular recreation site, with crowds of 25,000; its most famous visitor might disapprove Walden Pond
#5581, aired 2008-12-08ACTOR-DIRECTORS: The only woman to win a Golden Globe for directing, she won for a 1983 film that she had also co-written Barbra Streisand
#5580, aired 2008-12-05HISTORIC PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS: On May 15, 1768 France bought this island from Genoa for 2 million livres Corsica
#5579, aired 2008-12-04COUNTRY NAMES: Some people in this Asian country named for a European king now want to call it by an indigenous name, Maharlika the Philippines
#5578, aired 2008-12-03FAMOUS SCIENTISTS: Alexander Pope wrote the epitaph "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night, God said, let" him "be and all was light" Isaac Newton
#5577, aired 2008-12-02BREAKFAST CEREALS: The first & middle names of this breakfast cereal "spokesman" are Horatio Magellan Cap'n Crunch
#5576, aired 2008-12-01FRENCH: A sequence of 3 vowels creates this common French word, a homophone of a different vowel altogether eau
#5575, aired 2008-11-2819th CENTURY NOVELS: Its title refers to an imaginary place where things like "honors, preferments... silver, gold, pearls" are sold Vanity Fair
#5574, aired 2008-11-27HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: The only public state holiday in the U.S. honoring a monarch is one honoring this ruler King Kamehameha
#5573, aired 2008-11-26FOOD BRANDS: In 1954 Swift chose this word that means "a chubby person" as its new brand's name to convey plumpness & tenderness Butterball
#5572, aired 2008-11-25IN THE NEWS 1952: Her final testament, read in public after her death, asked for protection of the poor workers she called grasitas Eva Peron
#5571, aired 2008-11-24SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN: The last words spoken by this character are "What's done cannot be undone: to bed, to bed, to bed" Lady Macbeth
#5570, aired 2008-11-21GREEK MYTHOLOGY: King Salmoneus dragged bronze kettles behind his chariot to imitate this; Zeus killed him thunder
#5569, aired 2008-11-20STATE CAPITALS: Baton Rouge & this other state capital both have 2-word French names; neither is named for a person Des Moines
#5568, aired 2008-11-19NONFICTION WRITERS: On July 21, 1944 she wrote, "I'm finally getting optimistic... an assassination attempt has been made on Hitler's life" Anne Frank
#5567, aired 2008-11-18LITERARY CHARACTERS: In a 1914 novel, as a boy he could "drop twenty feet at a stretch from limb to limb in rapid descent to the ground" Tarzan
#5566, aired 2008-11-1719th CENTURY POLITICS: When the GOP convened in 1888, he became the 1st black man to earn a vote for president at a major party convention Frederick Douglass
#5565, aired 2008-11-14HIGHER EDUCATION: The 1st public one of these schools began in Illinois in 1901 for students who wanted to pursue higher education in their home area a community college (or junior college)
#5564, aired 2008-11-13WASHINGTON, D.C.: Unveiled in 1923, the statue seen here of this man is located on the south side of the Treasury Building Alexander Hamilton
#5563, aired 2008-11-12WORD ORIGINS: The name of this branch of mathematics comes from the Arabic for "reuniting" algebra
#5562, aired 2008-11-11EARTH FACTS: Because of the Earth's rotation, a person at sea level is lightest when standing at this degree of latitude 0 degrees
#5561, aired 2008-11-1019th CENTURY INVENTIONS: When this was explained to Chief Sho-kup, he gave it a Shoshone name that means "wire rope express" the telegraph
#5560, aired 2008-11-07PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: One of the 2 presidents to win the national popular vote 3 times but only be elected president twice (1 of) Grover Cleveland & Andrew Jackson
#5559, aired 2008-11-06WORLD CURRENCY: With inflation raging there at more than 2.2 million%, this nation issued $100 billion notes in 2008 Zimbabwe
#5558, aired 2008-11-05POP MUSIC FIRSTS: Covering the years 1971-1975, their first greatest hits album was the first ever certified platinum The Eagles
#5557, aired 2008-11-04INVENTORS & INVENTION: In April 2008, a man successfully completed a jump using a parachute designed by this man 523 years before Leonardo da Vinci
#5556, aired 2008-11-03PULITZER-WINNING NOVELS: From this book's penultimate paragraph: "There had never been a man she couldn't get, once she set her mind upon him" Gone with the Wind
#5555, aired 2008-10-31MOVIE MAKERS & REMAKERS: Howard Hawks directed this film with Paul Muni as Tony Camonte; Brian De Palma remade it Scarface
#5554, aired 2008-10-30INVENTORS: A key to Alexander Graham Bell's experiments was one of these, procured by a doctor friend, Clarence Blake an ear
#5553, aired 2008-10-292008: Though not elected to the position, a man from this state became the 1st blind governor & the 4th black governor in the U.S. New York
#5552, aired 2008-10-28ASIAN NATIONS: Of the world's 11 countries whose English names start with "A", the only 2 whose names don't end with "A" Afghanistan & Azerbaijan
#5551, aired 2008-10-27INTERNATIONAL MOTORING: It's the largest nation in area where all cars legally drive on the left Australia
#5550, aired 2008-10-24PEOPLE ON CURRENCY: Though born 4,000 miles from Havana, he adorns the Cuban 3-peso note Che Guevara
#5549, aired 2008-10-23FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: This character, created in Europe in the 19th c., has a name that can be translated as "eye of pine" Pinocchio
#5548, aired 2008-10-22THE EMMY AWARDS: A former Screen Actors Guild president, he's the only actor to win both comedy & drama Emmys for playing the same character Ed Asner
#5547, aired 2008-10-21PRESIDENTIAL FIRSTS: The first president to cross the Atlantic Ocean while in office, he did so to meet with other world leaders Wilson
#5546, aired 2008-10-20U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Of the non-state U.S. territories, areas & districts, the only one that is larger in area than the smallest state Puerto Rico
#5545, aired 2008-10-17ORGANIZATIONS: The co-founder of this respected organization refused to appear on the cover of Time magazine, even with his back turned Alcoholics Anonymous
#5544, aired 2008-10-16PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HISTORY: Due to the large numbers of men away from home, it was the first year a majority of states counted absentee votes 1864
#5543, aired 2008-10-15MUSICALS: Profession of the title character of "Little Johnny Jones", featuring the song "The Yankee Doodle Boy" jockey
#5542, aired 2008-10-14ENGLISH LIT: The line "We had everything before us, we had nothing before us" is found in the 1st paragraph of this 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities
#5541, aired 2008-10-13HISTORICAL SHAKESPEARE: In "Henry VI, Part I" this woman is described as "a holy prophetess new risen up" Joan of Arc
#5540, aired 2008-10-10BIBLICAL AKA: This second king of Israel was "the sweet singer of Israel" King David
#5539, aired 2008-10-091960s HIT SONGS: The singer/songwriter of this 1960s mega-hit has revealed that it was inspired by a president's daughter "Sweet Caroline"
#5538, aired 2008-10-08EPIC MOVIES: An actress named Martha Scott played Charlton Heston's mother in both of these epics Ben-Hur & The Ten Commandments
#5537, aired 2008-10-07EUROPEAN LITERATURE: An 1870 novel by this man mentions Moby Dick as well as a sea monster called a Kraken Jules Verne
#5536, aired 2008-10-0620th CENTURY WOMEN: The state building that houses Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection is named in her honor Rachel Carson
#5535, aired 2008-10-03AWARD NAMESAKES: His "A Little Pretty Pocket-Book" from 1744 was one of the 1st books published specifically for children John Newbery
#5534, aired 2008-10-02MODERN MONARCHIES: Of the 3 African countries ruled by monarchs, it's the farthest north Morocco
#5533, aired 2008-10-011960s OSCAR NOMINATIONS: One of the 2 male actors nominated in the '60s for playing more than one character in the same film (1 of) Peter Sellers or Lee Marvin
#5532, aired 2008-09-30PENINSULAR NATIONS: It's the largest country in the world without any permanent natural rivers or lakes Saudi Arabia
#5531, aired 2008-09-2920th CENTURY AMERICA: Experts say Glenn McDuffie is the mystery man in the classic Eisenstaedt photo taken in this year 1945
#5530, aired 2008-09-26ROYALTY: Since 1066, the only British monarch to have 3 children ascend to the British throne Henry VIII
#5529, aired 2008-09-25ISLAND CHAINS: Before an 1867 sale, this island group was known as the Catherine Archipelago the Aleutian Islands
#5528, aired 2008-09-24NOVELS: This title character of an 1851 work doesn't show up until Chapter 133 Moby-Dick
#5527, aired 2008-09-23TENNIS: This Grand Slam stadium is named for a WWI pilot who pioneered the use of machine guns on fighter planes Roland-Garros Stadium
#5526, aired 2008-09-22SYMBOLS: This symbol incorporates the semaphore signs for the letters N & D, for nuclear disarmament the peace symbol
#5525, aired 2008-09-19NBA LOGOS: The logo of this NBA team has a rowel on it the San Antonio Spurs
#5524, aired 2008-09-18PLAYS: In a 16th century work, the feud between these 2 groups is described as an "ancient grudge" the Capulets & the Montagues
#5523, aired 2008-09-17U.S. GEOGRAPHY: It's 277 miles long, it's up to 18 miles wide, it's 6 million years old & at a given time temperatures within it can vary by 25 degrees the Grand Canyon
#5522, aired 2008-09-16PRESIDENTIAL LASTS: He was the most recent president who had not previously been a state governor George H.W. Bush
#5521, aired 2008-09-15SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Created in 1970 & made up of 3 arrows, the universal symbol for this was based on the Mobius strip recycling
#5520, aired 2008-09-12ROYALTY: It's the name of today's longest-ruling family in Europe, in power for most of the last 711 years Grimaldi
#5519, aired 2008-09-11LINES FROM 19th CENTURY NOVELS: "My two natures had memory in common, but all other faculties were most unequally shared between them" Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
#5518, aired 2008-09-10BRAND NAMES: To feature its "Strong enough to stand on" product, in 1965 Shwayder Bros., Inc. changed its name to this Samsonite luggage
#5517, aired 2008-09-09POP SINGERS: Charting her 18th No. 1 single in April 2008, she now has more Billboard No. 1 pop hits than any other solo artist Mariah Carey
#5516, aired 2008-09-08THE VATICAN: A statue of this man is being erected inside the Vatican's walls near where he was locked up in 1633 Galileo
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